OPERATION SCHOOL BELL®
Operation School Bell provides new clothing and supplies to students in need in the community, enhancing their self-esteem and chance to succeed. Students receive clothing, hygiene kits, shoe vouchers, a backpack filled with school supplies and an age appropriate book.
Over 1,000 students receive backpacks and school supplies throughout the school year.
About 25% of Orange Unified School District students live at or below the U.S. poverty level, which is $24,300 annually for a family of four. In addition there are approximately 4% homeless students. Nearly 43% of students receive free or reduced lunches.
Requests for school supplies are initiated by school counselors.